Maruti's Dzire overtakes Alto as best selling PV model in July 2018

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire



Maruti Suzuki India's (MSI) compact sedan Dzire became the best selling passenger vehicle (PV) model in July in India, overtaking entry-level small car Alto from the company's stable.

According to the latest data from Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Dzire occupied the top slot by selling 25,647 units in July as compared to 14,703 units in the same month a year ago, when it was the fifth best selling model.

Alto, on the other hand, moved to the second spot with 23,371 units last month from the first position in the corresponding month last year, when it sold 26,009 units.

MSI's popular hatchback Swift was the third best selling PV model last month with 19,993 units as compared to 13,738 units last year, ranked sixth.

Another popular model Baleno from the stable of MSI came fourth in the list with 17,960 units last month. The premium hatchback was ranked second in the year-ago month with 19,153 units.

Continuing MSI's dominance in the Indian PV market, the company's compact car WagonR came fifth last month with 14,339 units. It was ranked third in the same month last year with 16,301 units.

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MSI's compact SUV Vitara Brezza was the sixth best selling model last month with 14,181 units, moving down from fourth in the year-ago month when it sold 15,243 units.

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) lived up to its tag as the second largest PV manufacturer in the country with three of its models -- Elite i20, Grand i10, and Creta -- coming in at number seven, eight and nine, respectively.

In July, HMIL's premium hatchback Elite i20 moved up one place to seventh last month by selling 10,822 units from eighth last year when it sold 11,390 units.

The company's compact car Grand i10 came in at number eight last month with 10,775 units. The model was in the seventh position last year with 12,002 units.

HMIL's popular SUV Creta occupied the ninth position with 10,423 in July 2018, as against 10,556 units in the same month last year, when it was the tenth best selling model.

Honda Cars India's newly launched compact sedan Amaze made it to the top ten list last month with 10,180 units.